Mental Health First Aid for a Suicidal Person (persons with suicidal ideation) - which includes the development of a Suicide Safety Plan


Learning outcomes of the course include:

• Understanding accurate information about suicide rates and risk factors in the Australian context.

• Reviewing the first aid guidelines of how to intervene when someone is experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviors

• Practicing these skills in a safe environment.

Please note this course is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide.

Other specific postvention support services can be found at the Beyond Blue website.

It is short skills based training course - it is also not part of an ongoing therapy or support group.

Course Format:

This course consists of 4-hours of face-to-face training. Course participants receive a Handbook and a digital Certificate of Completion when they submit online feedback.

Who can attend a course:

Any interested adult can attend - to learn how to give appropriate first aid to someone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts.

The course complements the 12-hour Standard MHFA course, Blended MHFA Courses and the 14-hour Youth MHFA course.

This workshop for carers and families is held periodically throughout the year, if you would like to know more about this workshop or to express your interest in attending our next session please contact ARAFMI on 02 4283 3993 or 02 4283 3499.

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